Date: Summer II, 2013
This study abroad course introduces students to the English culture and way of life, as well as England’s historic role in Horticulture, past and present in comparison with practices in the U.S. and Texas. Students will study the fields of Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Design, and Vegetable/Fruit Crops. Students will travel to London to visit the English Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and museums. Tours of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abby Garden, and Chelsea Physic Garden will provide comparison with practices in the U.S. and Texas. The course includes tours of historic gardens and horticultural operations in the Kent countryside as well as the oldest organic farms in Kent, Perry Court Farm. Students will study four horticultural fields: ornamental horticulture, landscape design, and vegetable/fruit crops.
For more information, scroll to England, here.
Date: July 14-August 3, 2013
Instructor: Beebe, S Communication Studies
The focus of this course is on communication principles and rhetorical strategies embedded in the works of famed Oxford University professor C.S. Lewis. Using Oxford as a “classroom,” you will walk where Lewis walked and sit where Lewis sat when discussing works about Narnia, literature, philosophy, and religion. The course emphasizes communication applications of Lewis’ celebrated writing and speaking career.
For photos from last summer in Oxford, click here.
Date: May 18-June 18, 2013
HON 3396D: Mythology, Science, and Creation
PHIL 5388: Myth, Science, and Meaning
This study abroad course examines major ways of imagining the origin(s), structure, and purpose of the cosmos. It compares creation myths from different cultures and also compares mythopoetic narrative with scientific method. The students will reflect on the connection between cosmological models and the human need for meaning. The myths of the religions of Indian and its neighboring Eastern and Greek civilizations will also be emphasized. Students will explore the Indian cities of Delhi, Mussorie, Varanasi, and Agra as they study about mythology, science, and creation.
Dr. Raphael’s course offerings are part of Dr. Leah Renold’s Study Abroad offering in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur Summer I. Dr. Renold’s course offerings include HIST 4350J and HIST 4350P, HIST 5362 and HIST 5395E.
For more information, contact Dr. Leah Renold at (512) 245-2118.